Plaque

Wakefield

Clayton & Wakefield Wakefield

Erection date: 1937

Inscription

{the portrait bust is signed:}
Cecil Thomas Sc. 1937

{On the tall plaque, below the portrait:}
Wakefield

{On a separate stone below:}
Viscount Wakefield of Hythe who with his wife led Tower Hill restoration and gave this house for good to church and people. MCMXXXVII (1937)}

The 'lamp of maintenance' above the bust is the symbol used by Toc H. This whole memorial is unusual and looks rather odd on this building. The ever excellent Ward-Jackson (Public Sculpture of the City of London) tells us that it was commissioned by Clayton as an expression of gratitude to Wakefield.

Site: Clayton & Wakefield (2 memorials)

EC3, Trinity Square, 43 and 41

Tubby's plaque is on no. 43, the brick house to the left, with Wakefield's to the right, behind the lamppost.

The splendid London Details has taken this memorial as the starting point for a very good post on Wakefield and Toc H.

Credit for this entry to: Mark Gunning

This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Wakefield

Subjects commemorated i

Viscount Wakefield of Hythe, Charles Cheers

Businessman. Born Liverpool. His brand name being Castrol he was very success...

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This section lists the subjects who helped to create/erect the memorial on this page:
Wakefield

Created by i

Tubby Clayton

C.of E. clergyman and founder of Toc H. Born Australia, but his family return...

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Cecil Thomas

Sculptor and medalist.  Born 24 Hedley Road, Shepherd's Bush.  Many commissio...

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
Wakefield

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Tubby Clayton & Toc H

Tubby Clayton & Toc H

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